Thursday, July 13, 2017

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEWS: Comics Squad Lunch!/Comics Squad Detention by various


ABOUT THE BOOK

Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further—do we have the book for you! All your favorite comic characters are right here in one book, including the Peanuts gang, Babymouse, and Lunch Lady. This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s favorite subject—LUNCH!

Lunchtime can be fun, wild, yummy, or complete chaos! And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.

REVIEW

You will never look at school lunch again after reading this short stories.  Whether it's an allergic reaction involving hallucinating classmates as food, or a World War II story about potatoes as weapons, Krosoczka and the Holms working with other talented graphic novelists have created another winning collection for young readers.  My personal favorites were Lunch Lady as a girl facing off with a bully (hurrah for a bully story where the adults aren't missing in action!) and Snoopy in charge of the cafeteria (laughed my head off). There really is something here for everyone.  Anyone who has experienced school lunch should get a kick out of these wildly unrealistic but thoroughly entertaining stories.  There is even one story written as a choose your own adventure type (you have to follow the arrows) with multiple endings.  A great addition to most graphic novel collections, but only if you want to hear children laughing.


ABOUT THE BOOK

A comics collection from some of the biggest stars in graphic novels, including Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Victoria Jamieson!

Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till you get sent to the principal?!

Don t punish yourself! Read the next Comics Squad! Leave your troubles behind with this collection of quick and funny stories about many kids biggest fear detention! Sure, detention can be scary or frustrating or just plain boring, but who knew it could also be an adventure? With a disrespectful Greek god, antimatter ooze, bioengineered rats, and a school full of stampeding bulls, it is definitely full of fun!

It s a bust-your-gut-laughing comics anthology with original contributions from the most beloved and bestselling names in graphic novels!"

REVIEW

Never having had detention I was quite curious about how it would be depicted in these short comic format stories.  And of course all the stories are quite absurd, but thoroughly engaging and entertaining and bound to be enjoyed by many young readers.  From a student expecting detention but being made a kindergarten helper to a Lunch Lady story to a girl trying to get detention so her crush will notice her, the stories here vary widely but are all amusing.  From some of the best graphic artists currently doing children's books the reader should be able to find something he/she likes.  My favorites were the story of the girl trying to get in trouble, made difficult by a rather clueless principal, and the Holm's Squish who is thoroughly depressed by having detention.

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